The astonishing saga of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton's survival for over a year on the ice-bound Antarctic seas, as Time magazine put it, "defined heroism." Alfred Lansing's scrupulously researched and brilliantly narrated book -- with over 200,000 copies sold -- has long been acknowledged as the definitive account of the Endurance's fateful ...
The astonishing saga of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton's survival for over a year on the ice-bound Antarctic seas, as Time magazine put it, "defined heroism." Alfred Lansing's scrupulously researched and brilliantly narrated book -- with over 200,000 copies sold -- has long been acknowledged as the definitive account of the Endurance's fateful trip. To write their authoritative story, Lansing consulted with ten of the surviving members and gained access to diaries and personal accounts by eight others. The resulting book has all the immediacy of a first-hand account, expanded with maps and illustrations especially for this edition.
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If you like adventure stories, you'll enjoy this book. How this was organized, managed, and endured is amazing. You'll want to stay warm while reading it!
Jan 27, 2014
The title of this book says it all. I first read this book in Jr. High school and it tore me apart. People today have no conception of what those who went before went through just to survive. The fairly recent revival of interest in Shackleton and his voyage serves to show us today what can be done. Many of those who die in extreme conditions do so because they just give up. This book is worth reading and owning just to get a new perspective on life. I was thrilled to find a copy and at 71 years I still find inspiration in the story.
Mar 22, 2012
These were very strong men who had the mentality to survive in extreme cold and with almost no food and shelter.
Jan 27, 2011
This is one of those books everyone should have on their book shelf.
Aug 20, 2008
This is amazing true story of survival and determination of Ernst Shackleton and the crew of the ship, Endurance. While Shackleton wanted to be the first to cross the Antarctic continent, he and his crew ended up on an even more difficult and incredible trek. It is an inspiring story that demonstrates Shackleton?s indomitable determination to survive, and ensure his crew?s survival, that turns this failed expedition into a remarkable tale of heroism. Lansing's gripping narrative will make it difficult to put down.
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